I poured a 24oz can into a one liter mug. There was no decipherable freshness date. It cost $1.81 ($0.08 per ounce).
Appearance: Crystal clear, pale white gold hue. Plenty of carbonation
visible. Initially pours to a large, fluffy, bright white head, but it
fizzles away almost completely and leaves little lacing on the glass.
Smell: Muted, mild aroma of generic lager with some corn presence.
Taste: I probably should rate Labatt Blue Light a little lower than I’m
going to since it’s woefully bland. However, I prefer bland to
offensive, and for a beer to score a 3 or worse for me, it has to be a
struggle to drink. While there really aren’t many redeeming qualities to
this beer, it’s at least easy to get down. I think I’ve built up a
tolerance to adjunct macro lagers, as this flavor profile doesn’t
repulse me all that much (well, maybe the first swig or two).
This seems to have a smidge of true pilsner quality to it than most
light beers of the caliber. Slightly sweet taste of pale grain
throughout the swig. I do detect some toasted corn and a hint of
metallic flavor in the aftertaste, but it all homogenizes quickly. What
this ends up tasting like it exactly what it is: light fizzy yellow
beer. The most prominent flavor here is its lack of flavor, or maybe an
actual watery taste. While that may sound repulsive, I found it to be
Drinkability: I thought it might be a challenge to get through an entire
24oz serving of Labatt Blue Light, but I found myself slugging it down
rather quickly. It’s a thin body for sure, with a flat, watery texture.
Though bubbly at first, it calms down fast and leads to a smooth finish.
At 4% ABV it’s exactly what you’d expect on all accounts. If there’s
nothing else available this would at least would be drinkable.